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Step Up!


Have you witnessed unsafe behaviors and did not know how to react? STEP UP! is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others. Most problematic behaviors on college campuses involve bystanders. STEP UP! training provides a framework explaining the bystander effect, reviews relevant research, and teaches skills for intervening successfully.

At UW, and in Laramie, we are a community. We look out for each other and continuously work to create and maintain a safe and inclusive environment. The bottom line is that many unfortunate incidents are preventable.

The goals of STEP UP! are to:

  • Raise awareness of helping others.

  • Increase motivation to help.

  • Develop skills and confidence when responding to threatening behaviors.

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of others.

This is your program. You will determine its ultimate success as a collective incoming class and community.

You can make a significant difference.


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HOPES Program

Campus Recreation | Wellness Center

Half Acre Gym, Room 107

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6776

Fax: 307-766-6720

Email: hopes@uwyo.edu

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